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Rince Cochon - Roman N.V.

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Reviews: 66
Hads: 237
Avg: 3.6
pDev: 25%
Wants: 9
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: thierrynantes on 01-06-2011

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Reviews: 66 | Hads: 237
Photo of Libationguy
3.37/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Medium straw color with a slightly hazy cast. White head with moderate retention and nice lacing in the glass. Carbonation is fine.

Citrus and light lemon zest in the nose lead to peach, green apple and the light lactic sourness of sourdough bread.

Gentle hop bitterness with citrus and a light resin quality. Lightly bitter on the finish. There is some gentle heat from the alcohol, but the beer manages to balance it nicely.

A little bit of slickness on the palate. The hoppyness in the beer cleans everything up nicely in the finish.

I enjoyed the glass, but was looking to do something different after one...

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Photo of Jpinsk1
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a good example of the Biere De Garde style and was overall, quite refreshing and enjoyable. No hint of the 8.5% at first but as it warmed, it became rather boozy. I dont mind a boozy beer but you could tell its 8.5 by the end of the beer. I would buy it again but not all the time.

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Photo of beertunes
3.21/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served in tulip. Poured a very pale straw-gold color with about 1/4 inch of white head that dissipated very quickly and left no lacing.

The aroma was about as expected, but very subdued. Light, soft grains, and a yeasty-spice that was interesting, but very delicate. The taste was the same, an understated version of what was expected. Low malts, some spice, some yeast and a hint of floral hops.

The body was nice, but much thinner than I would have liked. Drinkability was very good, this beer goes down very quickly and easily, and you could slip several down the throat before you realized it. Overall, a nice brew, not outstanding, but probably worth a shot, despite its $8 price tag.

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Photo of Radome
3.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33 cl bottle bought in France.

A - Beer is a very light straw color and perfectly clear. It could easily pass for champagne in the glass, except that the white head is more fluffy and persistent. The photo on this BA entry shows the 750 ml bottle was bottle-conditioned, but this smaller bottle was apparently filtered.

S - The aromas are at a low level, but I detect crisp pilsner-type graininess and low levels of grassy hops. The aromas are fresh and clean, but don't pop out.

T - Flavors are balanced between light malt reminiscent of white flour biscuits, and grassy, noble hops. The emphasis leans slightly to the malt. There is some complexity added by a bubblegum yeast note, but the taste is fairly simple. Perfectly clean and well-made; nothing out of place.

M - Light body. Smooth but full carbonation. Hops bitterness is at a low to medium level. Alcohol is noticeable, but not over-the-top.

O - This is a pleasing, surprisingly drinkable beer for such alcohol strength. It is perfectly executed with no flaws. I only wish it had a bit more complexity.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.08/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip)
A- This beer pours a crystal clear golden yellow body with a super thick snow white head and a gentle carbonation. The head forms a good sticky lace with each sip.

S- The cream and yeast aroma has some soft floral hop notes to it but is a bit clean otherwise.

T- The mellow yeast flavor has some nice pear esters and a soft sweetness in the finish. There is a green bitter note that lingers for just a bit.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a creamy texture but no real alcohol heat is noticed.

O- This beer is very sessionable with a good balance of sweetness, esters and some bitterness.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

oured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a light golden amber with a massive white head with good retention and pillowy lacing. Aroma of light fruit, wheat, lemon, Belgian yeast and spicing. Flavor is sweet pear and apple juice, wheat, bready malt, lightly astringent wood, light lemon. Finishes with sweet/sour light fruit and a mild hops. Flavor a bit attenuated, but pleasant. Light to medium bodied with a nice mouth feel from constant carbonation. Not a super complex BSPA, but a nicely made and pleasant drinking one.

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Photo of tastymug
3.19/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours a clear, golden color with a big head.

Smell: Malty, sweet and wheaty.

Taste: Definitely tastes like a Belgian Blonde Ale and has caramel notes to it as well as light spices and sugar. Light and bready.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and creamy with balanced carbonation; crisp; medium-bodied.

Overall: I found this to be a very nice Belgian Ale. I don’t always like beers that fall under the Blonde category but this was very agreeable and easy to sip. It would be a nice compliment when paired with the right meal.

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Photo of DenverLogan
4.53/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Corked bottle served in chalice. Nice cork pop.
Yellow gold with big head at first that disappears quickly.
Aroma of amber malt, honey, light wheat.
Significant carbonation gives a nice mouthfeel with the sweet malts.
Refreshing flavors of light sweet malts and subtle flavors of white pepper, light rosemary, clove, candy sugar, alcohol, bread, pear, a subtle touch of saison characteristics, grapefruit rind & other tasty Belgian yeast esters.
I get a special deal on this beer and have gone through half a dozen by myself and I've really gotten to enjoy it...very easy drinking, nice body, some complexity, significant carbonation and combined sweetness and dry finish. Reminds me a bit of St Bernardus Triple, Triple Karmeliet, and Watou Triple, even though this is a blonde. I'll buy it again!

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.12/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, $4.39.

A slow gusher, it pours a light gold with a 3 finger head of foam and does well with the lacing.

The smell is yeasty, fruity, malty, slight barnyard aroma, and bitter. Wow, that's a lot going on.

It starts of tasting sweet, candi sugar like, some bitterness in between and in the finish, yeasty, light flavour of maybe pitted fruit. Barnyard flavour...only a hint. It just might be a bit too sweet for me but overall, I'm digging it.

On the low end of medium bodied and with full carbonation, the mouthfeel is good. The big abv does show up but mostly after the swallow.

An interesting brew, labelled as a Belgian Golden Ale, and more than worth the money I paid for it. I'll be having more.(This is my 3rd bottle!)

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Lucky Baldwin’s Trappiste Pub & Cafe in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a hazy gold with a foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, yeast, and spices. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable and pretty tasty.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a nice golden-yellow with a little bit of cloudiness, nice white cap initially which fades leaving a small cap of white bubbles, no lacing

S: Nice Belgian yeast leaving a light banana, hay, light barnyard, pear and some whiffs of citrus

T: The taste is a bit astringent but the green apple, pear pretty much dominate the taste from start to finish. There is a nice little hay and cracker note in the mix as well. The finish is a bit dry, sharp, lightly bittering with a little booze sting

M: Medium bodied and refreshing, clean on the palate, well carbonated and no major flaws

O: Not bad at all. I rather enjoyed this after my Maharaja

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Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into chalice, best by 4/7/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear golden straw color with a nice 2 finger foamy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some decent soapy lacing clinging on the glass, with a good amount of carbonation streaming up retaining a head. Aromas of pear, grape, apple, herbal, floral, earth, orange zest, grass, bread, pepper, and yeast spiciness. Pretty nice aromas with decent strength; and nice balance and complexity. Very pleasant. Taste of pear, apple, grape, orange zest, herbal, floral, earth, pepper, clove, and light yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruits, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, clove, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Great balance of fruity/peppery flavors with nice complexity. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a fairly slick and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian strong pale ale. Nice complexity and flavor balance; very crisp and smooth to sip on. Really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of Aml42000
2.99/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Deep golden color with a hearty white head. This left ample lacing in the glass and was quite beautiful to look at.

S- Disappointing, and the most incomplete aspect of this beer. Yeasty aromatics with some hints of pear, but you really had to work to draw them out.

T- This was very sweet right away. It reminded me of some domestic Tripels. The yeast kicks in on the mid palate and leaves a hint of brioche on the finish with some light apple flavors. The sweetness persists throughout.

M- Soft and round which adds to the fruit and sugar mentioned above. Lacks refreshing character one looks for in a lighter beer.

O- Well crafted, but extremely sweet. This could pair well with sharp cheese or some spicy Asian dishes. The nose could be so much more considering that this is a flavorful beer.

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Photo of NWer
4.08/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serves cloudy golden in Duvel tulip.
One finger head lingers.
Flowery, balanced, sweet wheat-like ale. Belgian yeast shines with a pleasant dominance.
I'm home from the restaurant where I had it and am still savoring the aftertaste.
Tempted to go back for a repeat performance.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
4.3/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours medium gold with a foamy white head. Splashy lace.

Tropical fruit, woody vanilla in the nose with some nice yeasty malt.

nice fruit/booze balance, with tropical notes and grain and booze and a little bitterness. Some vanilla and wood on the palate, light boozy bitter and fruity in the finish. Lovely brew. Very smooth.

Medium body, nice carbonation.

Nice version of the style. Highly drinkable and smooth.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter (Rince Cochon signature glass).

Appearance: Gold, body is full of bubbles and head is ridiculously over-sized on the first pour that it is scary (thick). Head is white rising to a notch over two fingers length.

Smell: Mild yeast, it is good but nothing to wow over.

Taste: Alright this beer isn't complex like some other BSPA I have had, but it is rather tasty. Lightly sweet and feel of the yeast.

Mouth: Definitely medium to heavy, slightly creamy with a almost a marzen feel to it.

Overall: Not bad beer, I really can't knock on it I wasn't sure what to expect when I first purchased it. You should be able to find this for 10 or less at your local guy. Salud!

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Photo of Tucquan
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2012-05-20 in Columbia, PA

A - Mostly clear yellow with a 1/2-finger white head. Mild lacing.

S - Belgian yeast, pear, green apple, light funk.

T - Pretty sweet, candied apple, powdered sugar and bready malt. Not much funk in the taste. Alcohol. Some bitterness comes it at the end to help things along.

M - Light body and heavy carbonation. Very effervescent.

O - It was really too sweet until having some sharp cheese with it. I think this brew is best with tangy food. I wouldn't seek it out as a standalone brew for my tastes.

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Photo of snaotheus
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle split into two large snifters

Pours pretty clear straw yellow with a nice looking head and lots of carbonation. Head lasts a long time. Smell is Belgian, light and grassy, a little funk, a little sour.

Taste is creamy, slightly sour, some lemony flavor, little or no bitterness, slightly strawy. Maybe a little tiny bit of banana. Sweet.

Mouthfeel is creamy and airy, fluffy. Overall, nice beer.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured golden yellow with a two finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount very slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, fruit, and floral. The flavor was of sweet malt, banana, cream, fruit, floral, and subtle spices. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. This was a quite refreshing and well balanced brew on the flavor. Granted the aroma left a little to be desired as there wasn’t a huge amount going on in it unfortunately. If it would have been a little more complex this could have been a pretty good brew. Even though the aroma wasn’t overly good, it should not stop you from trying it. Trust me, you need to give this one a try.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pale golden, almost murky straw color. Pretty good head and lacing. A summer looking beer

Lemon zest aroma, some acetone and sweet bread.

The taste is a bit watered down. Up front there some strong flavors of lemon and hints of orange. The middle is lacking but not bad. This beer is a summer blond type of thing.

A good beer with salad or maybe some fruit sherbet.

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Photo of draheim
3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750mL bottle into a tulip. Pours a clear golden color w/ a bright white fluffy head, sticky chunks of lace, steady carb.

Aroma is slightly grainy pale malt, Belgian yeast, subtle floral hops.

Taste is pale malt w/ a hint of crushed aspirin, some yeasty funk, green apple. Slightly unpleasant lingering aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is a little prickly and sharp up front - lacks the smoothness of most bottle-conditioned beers.

Unfortunately this is a one and done for me.

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Photo of daledeee
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 750 ml bottle, corked. The pink pig makes me wonder if it is not made by the delirium bunch.

Poured a very light clear yellow with whipped egg white head. Lots of carbonated bubbles as well.

Nose is slightly fruity with hints of spice and hops.

Taste is fruity and sweet with a good dose of subtle Belgian hops. It could use a little more body, but I hate to discount it because this really is a crisp and refreshing beer. Alcohol is warming but not in your face. I like this beer. Not sure why the ratings are low.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.29/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750 ml caged and corked bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a slightly hazy gold color with about an inch white head. The head didn't stay around for long, and there wasn't much lacing on the glass. Aroma is nice and fruity, the brew smells like apples, mango, yeast, orange peel, cloves, and some pears. Unfortunately, the taste isn't quite as nice. I can pick up apples, pears, bready malt, peppery spice and a bit of clove, but there's also a bitter mineral-like flavor that I didn't care for. The mineral taste was pretty strong at first, but it did get weaker as I continued to drink the beer. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit creamy with good carbonation. I think this is an OK brew, but I don't think I would buy it again. But for $7.99 a bottle, it's certainly worth trying.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From the 25 ounce caged/corked bottle. Sampled on January 29, 2012. This has a long-lasting, foamy white head which caresses the somewhat agitated straw yellow pour. The aroma kicks off with yeast followed by sugar and malts. Not much in the way of spice but there is a modest hop crispness on the nose. The body is creamy and light. As for the taste I found it to lean on the sour side, which was kind of a letdown but not necessarily unexpected. Also a bit of overripe fruit with a near-dry finale. I migth have enjoyed it better if sour character had been more subtle.

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Photo of Kwak
3.36/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours nice pale yellow color a little cloudy thick head that stuck around for the whole drink

sweet hoppy aroma with a bit of clove very pleasing

taste was a little two sweet with a little yeast

finish was a little bitter but still crisp not great but drinkable

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Rince Cochon from Roman N.V.
82 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.